Modification of the breakdown by currency in the debt statistics of General Government

Chapter 11. General Government

In order to standardise the breakdown by currency in the General Government debt statistics, a review of the information corresponding to columns 7 and 8 of table 11.13, relating to the Debt according to the Excessive Deficit Protocol (EDP) by counterpart sector, currency and residual maturity has been carried out, as of December 2018. For this, the individual information available on indebtedness transactions in currencies other than the euro has been used. In addition, those operations in which a currency swap has been contracted to hedge against fluctuations in exchange rates have been considered to form part of the debt in euro currency.

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